Tackling the Opioid Crisis in Collaboration

UConn Health is working with Community Mental Health Affiliates to carry out a recently launched intervention program that focuses on vulnerable populations by removing barriers to treatment and resources.

Research finds Biomarkers in Older Adults with Late-Life Depression

Major depression in older adults is very common, disabling, and increases the risk of many diseases of aging including Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias, cardiovascular and even mortality. Therefore, it constitutes a major public health issue, especially considering the growing number of older adults in the U.S. and worldwide.

Opioid Addiction and Withdrawal: What You Should Know

UConn Health psychiatry expert Dr. Lakshit Jain on America's struggle with opioid addiction, the health dangers of opioid withdrawal, the latest treatments, and how to seek help

Dr. David Steffens Named Distinguished Life Fellow by American Psychiatric Association

Chair of Psychiatry Dr. David Steffens has been named a Distinguished Life Fellow by The American Psychiatric Association.

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Improving the Lives of Boys and Men of Color

This Black History Month we spotlight the ongoing efforts of the Health Disparities Institute at UConn Health, established under Bioscience Connecticut, that is enhancing the lives and wellbeing of boys and men of color.

10 Ways to Beat the Holiday Blues (Starting Now)

Feeling stressed already? You're not alone

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Q&A: The Challenges of Pandemic-Era Readjustment for Children and Adolescents

Dr. Asima Zehgeer of UConn Health’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic discusses challenges faced by children and teens in the wake of COVID-19

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Podcast: COVID and Older Adults‘ Resiliency

UConn Health's psychiatry chair and a medical student who's studying how older adults are handling the pandemic with him share their observations, which may surprise you.

An older woman shields her face with her hands, shrouded in darkness, symbolizing depression. Research shows that ECT given to older adults as psychiatric inpatients is effective at preventing them from dying by suicide in the first months after release from the hospital.

Not (Just) a Shock: ECT Reduces Suicides in Depressed Elders

Electroconvulsive therapy has been shown to effectively treat life-threatening major depression

NIH Grant Supports Clinical Trial to Determine if Video Games Can Relieve Late-Life Depression

UConn Health will participate in a two-site study with University of Utah Health scientists led by Dr. Sarah Shizuko Morimoto who have received a five-year, $7.5-million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health.